The women of the saga Jurassic Park were (almost) all reunited for the third part of the trilogy Jurassic World. It is thus that in Dominionwe were lucky enough to find Bryce Dallas Howard as Claire Dearing, Laura Dern as Ellie Sattler and DeWanda Wise as Kayla Watts. A dinosaur rights activist, a paleobotanist and a pilot! A trio of energetic women endowed with a strong character, embodied by powerful actresses… One of whom has known strong pressure from the studios to lose weight!
This Franchise Star Reveals Studio Pressure on His Weight
In the era of Me Too and the emancipation from body-related dictates, it turns out that the obsession with thinness is still very present in Hollywood. Bryce Dallas Howard paid the price on the set of Jurassic World Dominion, the third and final part of the second chapter of the saga. The actress was asked by our colleagues at Metro about her role in the film meant, and what it means for representation of women in action movies.
What being in this third film allowed, how to say, how to say, how to say… [On m’a] asked not to use my “real” body in the cinema. […] On the third movie, there were a lot of women in the cast, so that was something Colin was against [Trevorrow, le réalisateur] really wanted to protect me… because the conversation came back to the surface, ” you have to ask Bryce to lose weight“.
Director Colin Trevorrow defended his actress in the face of pressure from the studios for her to slim down, and according to Bryce Dallas Howard, if she had agreed to go on a diet, she would not have been able to perform the many stunts of Jurassic World Dominion…
[Colin Trevorrow] said : “There are many different types of women on this planet and there are many different types of women in our film.” and I was able to do so many stunts that wouldn’t have been possible if I had been on a diet.
Revelations from the actress which prove that there is still progress to be made to protect actresses from the dangerous demands of the studios…